This website is owned by Prevention Dental Hygiene.
At Prevention Dental Hygiene we are committed to protecting and managing your health information in accordance with the Health Information Act (HIA) of Alberta. We recognize the importance of your privacy and the sensitivity of personal health information. Protecting the privacy of your health information is a commitment we make to you.
Why do we collect health information?
We collect your health information for the purpose of providing you dental hygiene treatment and services. We may collect your health information for any other purposes listed in Section 27 of the HIA.
Specifically, we collect, use, and disclose personal information when serving you as a client. This may include:
- Creating, opening, reviewing, editing of patient files.
- Invoicing patients for services, processing credit card payments, or account collections.
- Work with third party benefit providers and insurance companies.
- We may also collect your health information if there is a legal requirement to do so.
Under what authority are we allowed to collect this information?
We collect this health information as a custodian under the legal authority of Section 20(b) of the HIA.
Your consent to receive treatment from Prevention Dental Hygiene is an acknowledgement to us that you consent to the necessary use, collection, and disclosure of your health information.
You can request changes to your personal information. Please contact us with any changes to your personal information.
How Do We Protect Your Information?
We do not collect, use, or disclose your personal information for any reason other than those we have identified to you or are reasonably required to provide you service.
We only provide information to those that need to know your information in the provision of services.
We maintain accurate and up to date information that can be updated on your request.
Passwords to computers, firewalls, and encryption technology are used to safeguard your information.
Physical barriers such as locked cabinets are used when storing information.
No personal information (e.g. name, phone number, email) is automatically gathered through this website. We could only obtain this information if you voluntarily provide it.
We use a web analytics tool to collect anonymous visitor information. This data helps to understand how people use our site, and further how we can improve our site. None of this information is associated with any specifically identifiable individual. The analytic information helps us identify such things as:
The domain and IP address used to access our site.
The browser and operating system used to access site.
Pages visited, including dates and times of visit.
Search phrases used to access our site
Information provided voluntarily in web forms is only used in the provision of services.
Regular email is not a secure or confidential method of communication. We use secure encrypted email if we ever need to send your health information to another health provider.
Changes to our policy
We review our policies and may change them to provide better service and update our privacy commitment.
Prevention Dental Hygiene
Center Street SE
High River, AB T1V 1Y1